85. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Emerging Issues in Epidemiology and Prevention
Thursday, October 8, 2015: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 30--ABCDE

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • estimate the risk of transmission of MDROs from food and companion animals to humans
  • summarize the evidence for the most effective interventions to prevent colonization and infection with MRSA
  • discuss the potential for preventing and eradicating colonization and infection with MDROs organism by restoring and maintaining a healthy microbiome

Target Audience: Scientists, Researchers, Public health practitioners, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Lab personnel, Investigators, Infectious diseases physicians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Hospital administrators, Healthcare workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Trainee, Investigative ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Michael Y. Lin, MD, MPH, Rush University Medical Center

2:30 PM
Preventing MRSA Infection in the Age of Evidence
Daniel J. Diekema, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session

ACPE Number:


T. M. Perl, None

M. Y. Lin, None

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